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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: USDA Rural Utilities Service

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
Loans and loan guarantees for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
USDA Circuit Rider Program - Technical Assistance for Rural Water Systems
Technical assistance for rural water systems to address issues in the areas of operations, finances, and management in order to meet statutory and regulatory oversight requirements.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Business and Industry CARES Act Loan Guarantee Program Inactive
Program for lenders to guarantee their loans to rural businesses and agricultural producers to supplement their working capital to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Sponsors: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program Inactive
Grants for qualified nonprofit organizations and tribes to create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water and septic systems for households in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Water and Waste Disposal Revolving Loan Funds Inactive
Grants to help nonprofit organizations establish revolving loan funds that will finance water and wastewater projects in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Solid Waste Management Grants Inactive
Funds for organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants Inactive
Grants for organizations that assist rural and tribal communities with water and/or wastewater operations through technical assistance and training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Community Connect Broadband Grant Program Inactive
Grants for communities without broadband access to provide residential and business broadband service and connect facilities such as police and fire stations, healthcare, libraries, and schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Technical Assistance and Training for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program Inactive
Grants to provide training and technical assistance to identify and evaluate economically feasible innovative regional solutions to wastewater treatment for historically impoverished rural communities in areas with difficulty installing traditional wastewater treatment systems due to soil conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 4, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service